Big Brothers and Sisters commit their time to build lasting relationships with a young person, helping to build their self-esteem and achieve their potential through a wide range of positive activities.
Big Brothers and Sisters are matched with children between the ages of 7 and 12 and will usually spend some time with them once a week. This could be helping them with homework, playing football in the park, going swimming or to the cinema. You'll quickly get to know your Little Sibling and what they like. You'll be able to support them to achieve their goals and have the opportunity to introduce them to new interests and experiences whether that's learning guitar, perfecting their front crawl, planning a day trip to London or learning how to cook.
In its first year of operation, Big Brothers Big Sisters run 4 cohorts of volunteer Big Siblings, matching 22 volunteers with 24 children. You can read more about what volunteering is like by reading our blog or the summary of our Year 1 Evaluation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a project based in Oxfordshire, UK and run in partnership between Oxfordshire County Council Children's Services and Oxford Hub.